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COMMUNITY WHITE PAPER10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.26

Requirements of Numerical Weather Prediction for Observations of the Oceans

John Eyre(1), Erik Andersson(2), Etienne Charpentier(3), Laura Ferranti(2), Jerôme Lafeuille(3), Miroslav Ondras(4), Jean Pailleux(3), Florence Rabier(5), Lars Peter Riishojgaard(6)

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The WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Rolling Review of Requirements process has documented the user requirements for observations for all applications within WMO programmes and has developed Statements of Guidance (SoGs) on the extent to which these requirements are or will be met by present, planned and proposed observing systems. This paper describes the observational user requirements for operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) and presents those elements of the SoGs relevant to ocean observation. It also summarises relevant sections of the new WMO Vision for the Global Observing System (GOS) in 2025 and the Implementation Plan for the Evolution of the GOS.

1Met Office, Fitzroy Road, Exeter EX1 3PB, UK
2ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), Shinfield Park, Reading RG2 9AX UK
3WMO (World Meteorological Organization), 7bis, avenue de la Paix, Genève 2, CH1211 Switzerland
4Météo-France, 42 avenue G. Coriolis, 31057 Toulouse, France
5Méteo-France, 42 avenue G. Coriolis, 31057 Toulouse, France
6JCSDA (Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation), 5200 Auth Road, Room 808, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: john.eyre@metoffice.gov.uk

This paper shall be cited as:

Eyre, J. & Co-Authors (2010). "Requirements of Numerical Weather Prediction for Observations of the Oceans" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.26

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